Shishu Sansaar | Stories-Great People
20-Assets and Worth
Years ago, in London, Sir Moses Montefiore, the well known industrialist
and philanthropist, was meeting with the British Queen over tea.
So they met again for tea and Sir Moses presented the Queen with an accounting
of his "Worth".
Sir Moses smiled and said and said - "My dear Queen, you are mistakenly comparing how much money I have vs. How Much I Am Worth. The money I have, God gave it to me, and it can be taken away at any time. It is not truly mine. The amount I gave you on the paper is what I have given away to help others – to build hospitals and support orphanages, to help my brothers and sisters the world over. This is what I am worth for, as it can never be taken away from me."
[Can you guess who the boss was? He was APJ Abdul Kalam , the former President of India.]
Created by Sushma Gupta on January 15, 2002
Modified on 05/05/13